I’ve had a real up & down week. Early last week I came down with the flu, thanks to my boss and a workmate who just didn’t stay away (ugh). I crashed Wednesday (yay for scheduled posts, altho this is one I would never normally schedule), worked from home Thursday then lazed around all weekend. I think one day, in between coughing fits, napping and doing absolutely nothing, I had the massive achievement of 18% of my activity goal. Hmm. But feeling a lot better now, almost caught up on work after two days at the kitchen bench on the laptop, so here we go!
I did get these stitched this last week. I figured that if I was giving them away, I had better stitch them first! Residence was altered to match my house – we’re at #36, it has a brown roof & beige bricks, and I have lemon & apple trees. Then I altered the colours in Stitching Forever (hubby doesn’t love the sentiment, to be fair, but hey! His laundry gets done and that’s all that counts). Lizzie*Kate designs are so easy to alter to whatever suits you so if you’re at all hesitant on converting threads, they’re ideal to start with. If you don’t like the look of something, there’s only a little to frog out. For example, I was originally going to make the initial letters to resemble illuminated letters – but that looked too odd! I’ve also deliberately duplicated some colours so that when they are hung there will be some visual “same/same”.
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|windows – b/s in 839|
|other – b/s in 3733|
I also made Mase some jammie pants for summer. This is the trial piece – I had to alter the Simplicity pattern to make butt/legs for a 7y.o and the waist for a 4y.o! I think the fabric is perfect – a light cotton with monkeys.
Next up is a big decision – Raven Queen, Roses of Provence or another blitz on Persephone? I do have to buy two threads to complete April’s Mira RR and while that’s on 40ct (eep!) there’s less than a week’s worth of stitching to do here. I ended up using Christmas Elegance, which is another I could start, as I do have the fabric for it, as I think the one used in the model stitch is perfect…thoughts? FB is leaning towards RQ, Instagram towards RoP. That’s no help! Please comment!
9 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday”
Hope you are feeling better. Ooh, Raven Queen looks awesome – I vote you start that one next.
Good to find your blog again after finding you on IG. 🙂
Hey Rowyn! I didn’t click that it was you. How’s the family? I’m leaning towards RQ too, made my working copy of the top half today 😉
Sorry to hear that you’ve been sick. Your stitching looks great. I love that you personalized the house numbers. Cute monkey PJs!
Sorry that you’ve not been well but your stitching is great! And even if your hubby doesn’t like the sentiment I definitely do! I think you should go for the Raven queen next, she looks awesome! And if you start this month it could technically be Halloween related? Haha!
that would work if we actually did Halloween! I think I’m going for RQ anyway – made the working copy and all now.
Adorable finishes! Lizzie Kate is amazing for being able to make a design your own, I love that about them as well.
I hope that you are feeling better soon.
Wonderful work on the Lizzie Kate designs.
You PJs (and Mase) are cute!